Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


on tap

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2003
Nice vinous alcool nose. Deep deep black and viscous. Chocolates and raisins assault the mouth, with warm alcool. Without the colour reference, some people claimed this tasted like a belgian brown....believe it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2003
Jet black hue with a fast disappating light brown head. Coffee and chocolate aromas. Fantastic coffee and chocolate taste with raisiny tones. A good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Pitch black colour, completely opaque with a thin dense brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and a slight fruityness. Medium-bodied; Sweet flavour followed by a chocolatey taste. Aftertaste shows very bitter flavours such as roasted malt & plums. Overall, a good beer, nice example of a foreign stout! I bought this 284 mL bottle at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 02-November-2003.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - OCT 25, 2003
seemed sweet at first with notes of choclate and licorice. these attributes where noticable in both taste and aroma. It finshed sweet with an alcohol taste. Had a typical stout apperance. It was heavy on the stomach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2003
Almost black. Very sweet and syrupy. The alcohol is well hidden. I'm glad this come in small bottles, it will probably get a bit cloying if you drink too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
Dark amber color, brownish head. Light aroma, malt, roasted malt and apples. Quite sweet in the front, nice mouthfeel; maltier and more equilibrated later, with a subtle fruitness (light banana and apples); sweet caramel and delicate roasted flavor. Simple, but I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2003
Bottle. Licorice scent, partial alcohol hints. Opaque, black absolutely no transluscense. No head. Tast is soft. Light licorice, tangy taste with a grainy / grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2003
Completely black. Carmamel coloured head which disipates leaving a caramel film. Aroma of alcohol, spice and sharp licorice. Beautifully smooth. Earthy and chewy. Sweet but not cloying. Delicicious and almost refreshing. Lacks complexity and depth perhaps. Except for the alcohol content almost a session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Dark brown w/ ruby hue. Creamy beige head. Sweet chocolate nose w/ notes of coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, & fruit. Creamy fell (perhaps chalky). Sweet, roasty flavour of christmas cake, fruit (cherry, figs), molasses, cinnamon & ginger. Slight alcoholic bitterness in the finish. Frankly, I was surprised that I liked the beer this much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2003
This is where I get confused. Some brewers just can't do lighter beers, but challenge thm with a stout and up pops this. It is sweet but it does have a lot of strength in its body and mouthfeel, and it is clear that the sweetness is from malt rather than a non-fermentable.

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